Arctic Shelf Oil Could Meet 3.5% of Russia's Production

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 10, 2015

Arctic oil Production Photo Gazprom neft press-center

Arctic oil Production Photo Gazprom neft press-center


According to the optimistic forecast, oil production on the Russian Arctic shelf by 2030 will reach only 18 mln tonnes per year, Vasily Bogoyavlensky, Research Director of Oil and Gas Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.

"I believe that in the next 15 years until 2030 shelf with oil will not help us. According to overoptimistic forecast, if the development of all open fields begins, best-case scenario is that in 2030 we will reach 18 mln tonnes, which is 3.5% of our annual production," expert said.

At the same time, the expert spoke optimistically about the possibilities of import substitution of the equipment for the development of offshore fields. According to him, Russia has a lot of potential in this sector, and in a few years, the country could reach 100% replacement of foreign technology on the shelf, TASS reports.

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